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Thomas Jefferson Esq r 1807 To Joseph Milligan November 7 th To 1 Malthus on population—2 vols Calf Gilt $ 8 – 00 1808 March 8
On the 13 th instant I forwarded you ⅌ stage done up in a little box one ream best american hot prest paper Which I hope has ere this reached you in safety 1 Ream American hot prest paper $7 50 Box to pack in 25 Expences to Fredericksburg 37½ $8– 12½ I have not yet been Able to procure the 7 th & 8 vols Scientific dialogues but I hope to be able to get them shortly and as soon as I get them...
Thomas Jefferson Bo t of J. Milligan 1 Sett Parents Assistant 3 vols Calf Gilt $3–00 I hope hop that you will pardon me if I have taken an unwarrantable liberty in sending you the Parents Assistant it is a little book that I have lately published particularly calculated for those that purchase parlour books for children and during your residence at Washington I had the honour of Executing...
Your esteemed favour of the 19 th October was duly received and Should have been regularly attend ed to but I was at that time much engaged in the business of the Potomac and Shenandoah Navigation Lottery which is Since finished, indeed this lottery has taken up much of my time the past summer but I am happy to say that I have now got through it and am able to attend to my bookselling concern...
Thomas Jefferson Esqr In a/c with Joseph Milligan 1809 June 17 To Binding 2 Oc State papers 1.25 } Half ditto Journal
I hope you will pardon me but as the manuel is out of print and many applications for it I wished to know whether I might have your permission to print a new edition during the present Session of Congress : the booksellers both of Baltimore & Philad have applied to me for it therfore I wished to say to them whether I might Calculate on supplying them from the New edition I proposed with your...
As you will See by the Enclosed proof of the first 12 pages of the Manual I have had it printed to meet your Idea as to Size and think that it is certainly a great improvement as it may be bound like the Volume of the British spy herwith sent So as to make an elegant pocket Volume I have not yet got the house of representatives to take a Vote on ordering a certain Number for the house but I...
Thomas Jefferson, Esquire. To Joseph Milligan D r 1812 Feb y 4 To 1 British Spy $1. 50 1813 June 30 To 6 Vol s Ornithology 72.
I returned here on Monday-night at 10 o’clock, after having visited Richmond , Petersburg and Norfolk . In each of those places I found great military Preperations, and a Spirit of Unanimity amongst the citizens, that Surpassed my most Sanguin expectations. In Norfolk I was particularly attracted by the great, and (I trust) Successful, efforts that have been made to render that place Secure....
By this days Stage I have sent you a Box containing co 7 th & 8 th Ornithology 6 Jefferson s Manual 1 Herodotus 4 vols 1 Southey s Life of Nelson and Sundries for
I have run through the Catalogue & find that the amount of Volumes if we include the Edinburg review will amo u nt to Say 6500 which agreeable to the Rule which I have laid down Viz for a folio ten dollars for a Quarto Six Dollars for an Octavo Three Dollars fo r a Duodecimo one Dollar. will Amount to a trifle over $24000 I have not Counted the Edinburg Review in the Number as the Number of...
your Note of the 1 st Postmarked 7th reached me on monday the 12th I have Ordered the Nautical Almanacs both from Philadelphia and New york to be Sent to you by Mail. By a Calculation that I have made of the weight of the Monticello Library Ten Waggons to Carry 2500 lbs each will be Sufficient for Transporting it to washington If you have not a person Skilled in packing Books they are Liable...
[ Ed. Note : TJ probably began preparing these notes after receiving his library catalogue back from Samuel H. Smith on or about 16 Mar. 1815. Work on it was well advanced by 28 Mar., and he completed it no later than 18 Apr. 1815 ( Smith to TJ, 11 Mar. 1815 ; TJ to Joseph Milligan, 28 Mar. 1815 ; TJ to Alexander J. Dallas, 18 Apr. 1815 ). The notes consist of four sections: (1) “Additions to...
Your Esteemed favour of the 27 th u lt post marked Milton March 8 th reached me last week When you have compleated the review of the library I am ready to come & pack the Books. I will have the paper-shavings and wrapping paper ready that they may be Sent on as Soon as I hear that you are Ready— It will be necessary to have the packing cases that Each may Contain about 300 w t (but they need...
I have by the mail which will bring you this Sent you four Copies of the Exposition & c two are for yourself one for Co l Randolph & one for Cap t Carr Cap t Car will pay you for his Copy and I will charge it to your acccount
M r Joseph Miligan Bot. of William F. Gray 1 Marshall s Life of Washington $17.50 1 Stewart on the Mind 5.00 1 Cooper s Justinian 6.00 1 Walker
on the 13th instant ⅌ steam boat I set sent to the care of William Woodford Eqr innkeeper of Fredericksburg two Boxes which I have directed him to have forwarded to you by the mail cart without delay they Contain Such books as I have had bound for you as ⅌ enclosed list of Binding I had have also enclosed a list of the Laws of Virginia and the Journals of the Senate which I have to bind for...
A List of Books Bound for Tho s Jefferson Esq prices currant 1812 & 1813 folio Boards $1 25 1809 & 13 4to 1 00 Universal History La Croze 3 N o folio ½ Bound 1 50 Pamphlets Agricultural 4to Boards 0
The following Statement is a recapitulation of the difference of Counting Stated by way of D r & C r over Counted Lost in Count D r Chapter Folio 4 to 8 vo 12 mo C re chapter Folio
You will please observe that you have over counted 8 folios 72 Quartos 149 8 vos 22 12mos The way that this mistake has happened is, you have Counted chapters 14, 25, 26, 27, 2 & 28 twice over as you will See by a refer en ce to your paper
Yours of the 11 th ins t post mark 17 th reached me yesterday it covered a draft for ninety two dollars for which please accept my thanks I wrote you on the 16th enclosing my account amount $264 75 If convenient it is particularly desirable to me to have it Settled as I am settling up all my business to put my stock into better order than I could possibly keep it during the war The whole of...
Permit me to make known to you M r John Travers of the house of Hutchinson Travers & C o of Lesbon Who has been for the last eight years under the Care of his uncle Uncle William Riggen esqr many years u
I received the balance $136 75 from M r Gibson and on due examination find it all correct— on my return from Monticello I wrote to Gen l Duane requesting him to send the translation and original of Tracy ,s manuscript to M r R C Weightman of Washington and I would pay
Your esteemed favour of the 18 th May was duly received on the 25 th , I received the manuscript but it was not in time to issue the prospectus before the end of the Session of Congress , as it was longer in coming than I expected I engaged to print the laws of the last Session of c C ongress for the
in answer to your Note I enclose you a page of the book which I engaged to print for M r Jefferson I would have answered his Letter but having failed in beginning to print the book I would not write until I Could Send him an evidence that I had begun: The enclosed is a page was set up to determine the size; next week I will send him a proof of the first Eight pages RC ( DLC ); addressed: “...
Together with this you will receive the first proof of Political Economy No doubt you have long since given me up as one of the most Carless men regardless of what I said of what I had Said and without intention to perform My promise to you Respecting the publication of the book. but truly this was not the case; I have for two or three years laboured under pecuniary Embarassments from...
Enclosed I send you the Second proof of the Political Economy please return the Manuscript with the Corrections I sent you the first proof on the 29th December I have not yet received it from you RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “ Thomas Jefferson Esqr ”; addressed (trimmed): “ Thomas Jeff M ”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Jan. 1817 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: manuscript and proofs, not...
Yours of the 27th ult has been with me three or four days the 20 Dollars which it Contained are at your Credit for which accept my thanks this day fortnight I sent you the third proof which has not yet been returned and it is ten days since the fourth proof was sent off and it has not returned I delayed answering two or three days in hopes that they might be with me in that time and that I...
I wrote on the 9 th instant enclosing you the prospectus it has not yet been returned I have received the 3 rd & 4 th proofs in the due course of the mail from the date of your return i ng them RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Feb. 1817 and so recorded in SJL ; with notation by TJ beneath endorsement: “his   9 th